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Teaching high school and middle school English. My entire curriculum and how I teach in my classroom. The first six weeks of school. Back to school. Short stories. Narrative writing.

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5 Short Stories With Surprise Endings Your Students Will Love to Analyze

Want short pieces of literature that your English class will love to discuss? English short stories for high school English or ESL classes. 5 of my favourite stories are in this post! Analyze short story literature with the best short stories for English students. A lesson plan for one of them will be added to my free printables library for English teachers. Grab access today at

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How to Write a Short Story and Improve

Writing short stories helps improve your writing skills. Working in a concise form helps with story structure, character development and more. Learn more.

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Delight your students with these eight science fiction short stories for middle school. Young teenagers will love the dystopian themes, futuristic settings, and fantastical (at least, it was...) te...

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You're writing short stories, or you want to. When you have this simple strategy in your writer's toolbox, you'll write stories which readers love.

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An extensive list of short story contests and prizes for writers at all stages of their careers.

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Summarizing Short Stories: Story Elements and Conflict

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Middle school students are straddling the world between childhood excitement during the Christmas season and adult disinterest. Regardless of the mood they're in, students should love the following...

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Short story unit plan

This short story unit is perfect for any high school English classroom. The stories have been used in my class with great success. The students especially love the surprising endings! The product includes eye-catching presentations, discussions, videos, and creative assessments.

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